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Alys Fowler: basil seeds and soft drinks

It's time to decide what to do with your basil seed – sow it, or drink it?<p>In the lazy heat of a warm evening, I watched a carder bee work my basil plants. Of course, if I were more on the ball, I would not have flowering basil plants, I'd have pesto. But instead I have bees and, after that, seeds. …

High/Low: Glamorous Belgian Planters

We’ve been eying the minimal oak planters from Out-Standing in Belgium for a while now, so we took note when we spotted an eerily similar lookalike …

Which Grains to Rinse and Why

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The harsh reality about rinsing grains.</i><p>In many ways, we at Food52 are all about making your life easier: showing you how to cream butter and sugar …

Grilled Summer Squash with Charred Chickpeas, Raisins + Garlic

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Serves 4</b><p>3 medium, mixed summer squash (such as zucchini, yellow, pattypan), cut lengthwise into …

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing

<i>Weird & Ravenous, a.k.a. Cleo Brock-Abraham and Julia Turshen, are best friends who cook and eat together constantly. And now they're doing this video series for Food52! Follow along, discover new ingredients, and let them show you how to make healthy food affordable.</i><p><i>Today: Watch Cleo and Julia</i> …

Early Summer Gazpacho

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: A bright summer lunch for those days when you can't bear to turn</i> …

Tomato, Nectarine and Mozzarella Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I started making this salad a few years ago when we moved up to Cold Spring. I had …

Summer Rolls

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: Gena wraps up everything she loves about summer into light and</i> …

Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid's Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe on Food52

Corn Salad with Cilantro & Caramelized Onions Recipe on Food52

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Recipe on Food52

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying

America is just not the clean-shaven, gun-buying, soda-drinking, Chef Boyardee-eating place it used to be<p>For a variety of reasons—including but not …

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7 big mistakes K-12 education needs to avoid in 1:1 computing plans

After spending a number of years working in the educational tech sector, I can safely pinpoint the two camps that make up the meandering discussion …

The Big Benefit of Keeping Your Day Job While Running a Startup | Inc.com

Deciding whether or not to quit his day job to become an entrepreneur wasn't the challenge forFirefly Software founder Dan Shipper. When Shipper started his company as a sophomore in 2011, his "day job" was attending classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Dropping out, at least for him, wasn't …

University of Pennsylvania

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how productive that …

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The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

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A True Space-Maximizing Renovation

How a freestanding garage can become part of the house<p>How a freestanding garage can become part of the house

BEFORE & AFTER: The $500 Bedroom Makeover

And no, it's not just made over with throw pillows and new bedding. This transformation took half a grand further than you thought possible<p>And no, it's not just made over with throw pillows and new bedding. This transformation took half a grand further than you thought possible

5 Unbelievable Kitchen Makeovers

These complete transformations are a reminder that just about anything is possible. Check out how these five blah befores become show-stopping afters<p>These complete transformations are a reminder that just about anything is possible. Check out how these five blah befores become show-stopping afters

The Household Item That Will Make You Prettier

This simple upgrade will help perfect your beauty routine with just the flip of a switch<p>In the case of your morning makeup routine, the most important beauty booster isn't actually your makeup—it's your light bulb. Every cosmetic product advertises benefits that range from a sun-kissed bronze glow …

Color Management

14 Rooms That Prove the Best Accessories Don't Come From a Home Store

These unexpected touches show that different is just right.<p>The most striking pieces in your home are the ones you won't find in anyone else's. These unexpected touches show that different is just right.

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

We asked 11 top designers to predict the hottest color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the hottest color trends of the upcoming year. From olive …

Bringing Home a New Dog? The Essential Shopping List for a Damage-Free Home

(Image credit: Andie Powers)<p>If you're considering adopting a dog or a puppy, there are a few must-have items that will come in handy for keeping your …

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Articles about essential small space living tips on Dwell.com - Dwell

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

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